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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By : Cody Jackson
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Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson

By: Cody Jackson

Overview of this book

Python is a cross-platform language used by organizations such as Google and NASA. It lets you work quickly and efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your work rather than the language. Based on his personal experiences when learning to program, Learn Programming in Python with Cody Jackson provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming utilizing one of the most readable programming languages–Python. It aims to educate readers regarding software development as well as help experienced developers become familiar with the Python language, utilizing real-world lessons to help readers understand programming concepts quickly and easily. The book starts with the basics of programming, and describes Python syntax while developing the skills to make complete programs. In the first part of the book, readers will be going through all the concepts with short and easy-to-understand code samples that will prepare them for the comprehensive application built in parts 2 and 3. The second part of the book will explore topics such as application requirements, building the application, testing, and documentation. It is here that you will get a solid understanding of building an end-to-end application in Python. The next part will show you how to complete your applications by converting text-based simulation into an interactive, graphical user interface, using a desktop GUI framework. After reading the book, you will be confident in developing a complete application in Python, from program design to documentation to deployment.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Common data types

Like many other programming languages, Python has built-in data types that the programmer uses to create a program. These data types are the building blocks of the program. Depending on the language, different data types are available. Some languages, notably C and C++, have very primitive types; a lot of programming time is spent simply combining these primitive types into useful data structures.

Python does away with a lot of this tedious work. It already implements a wide range of types and structures, leaving the developer more time to actually create the program. Having to constantly recreate the same data structures for every program is not something to look forward to.

Python has the following built-in types:

  • Numbers
  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Tuples
  • Files
  • Sets
  • Databases

In addition, functions, modules, classes, and implementation-related types are...